How do I map an external drive on my computer?


This article provides step-by-step instructions for mapping an external drive to your computer.


  1. Right-click on the 'My Computer' icon on your desktop.
    My computer icon
  2. Select 'Map Network' drive.
  3. Choose a drive letter that is not currently being used or select the drive letter associated with your department’s network share.
  4. In the Folder field, type '\\\(department folder)'.
  5. Check the boxes 'Reconnect at Log on' and 'Connect' using a different user name.
    Map network drive window with "reconnect at sign-in" and "connect using different credentials" checked off

  6. Click the link 'Connect' using a different user name.
  7. Enter 'BoilerAD\alias'.
  8. Then enter your BoilerAD Password.
  9. Click 'OK'.
  10. Click 'Finish'.


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